|May 26, 2011|
Cadillac Successfully Completes "Tooth" Drilling Program at Thierry
|Toronto, May 26, 2011 -- Cadillac Ventures Inc. (TSXV-CDC) ("Cadillac" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the successful completion of the "tooth" infill drilling program. This program commenced in the fall of 2010, involving 6 holes, with a total of 22,367 feet of drilling, targeting the void at depth in the Thierry Mine model. The drilling program determined that the mineralization occurs continuously across the void at depth. The results of this program, and the extensions of the strike length to the west and east, will form the basis of an updated 43-101 resource for the Thierry Mine.|
Drillhole CV-11-05 was completed on May 21, 2011, having encountered the mineralized zone beginning at 3878.3 feet and continuing to 3899.7 feet, for a total intersection of 21.4 feet. Samples have been selected from this hole and shipped for assay. Results will be released once available.
Current Thierry "Tooth" Program Model
Depicted in orange above is internal modeling of the area focused on in this program, with the trace of the completed drillholes. The results of the blue drillholes formed the exploration plan update as press released April 27, 2011, the green drillhole traces were not included in that update.
Mr. Brian H. Newton, P.Geo, of Billiken Management Services Inc. and a "qualified person" pursuant to NI 43-101 has reviewed and approved the technical information in this press release on behalf of the Company.
Cadillac's Thierry Mine project has a measured and indicated mineral resource of 6.2 million tonnes at a grade of 1.92% Cu, and an additional inferred mineral resource of 8.2 million tonnes at a grade of 1.79% Cu (see the Company's 43-101 compliant report entitled "Technical Report and Updated Resource Estimate on the Thierry CU-NI-PGE Mine Property, Pickle Lake Area, Patricia Mining District, North-Western Ontario, Canada" dated July 2010 and filed on Sedar). In addition the resource includes Nickel, Silver, Gold, Platinum and Palladium. The Thierry Mine is located in Northwestern Ontario, is wholly owned by Cadillac, and was last in operation under UMEX in the early 1980s, leaving significant underground development in place. Since re-acquiring the Thierry Mine project, Cadillac has been focusing on adding to the resource in the immediate area of the mine by drilling a gap in the NI 43-101 deposit model referred to as the tooth, which management has internally calculated contains six million tonnes of material, this program has just been completed, with final results still pending. All of the holes successfully intersected mineralization of a grade and width that supported management's assumption regarding the continuation of the model at depth through the tooth. In addition, drilling along strike to both the east and the west has intersected mineralization outside of the NI 43-101 model. Cadillac's property position at Thierry is large and hosts other exploration targets, including the K1-1 deposit, known from historical drill records which are not NI 43-101 compliant, to be a large, low grade and shallow occurrence approximately three km to the east of the old Thierry Mine shaft, which also had within it higher grade intersections. Cadillac is currently investigating this deposit with several initial drill holes.
International exploration potential is also held by Cadillac, a joint venture partner with Minas de Aguas Tenidas, S.A.U. ("MATSA") regarding the exploration of 12 different investigation licenses encompassing over 230 square kilometers surrounding the Aguas Tenidas Mine held by MATSA (a wholly owned subsidiary of Iberian Minerals Corp.) in the Iberian Pyrite Belt of southern Spain. Each of these licenses hosts visible mineralization and/or evidence of historical mining activities. In order to earn a 90% interest in the entire license package Cadillac has embarked on a survey drill program over several of these licenses which is nearing completion augmented by geophysics. The information produced by this program has been assembled and is guiding management in prioritizing these properties for individual definition campaigns.
The three other projects held by Cadillac consist of: (i) the Burnt Hill Project, a 51% owned tungsten tin project located outside of Fredericton, New Brunswick and where Cadillac obtained positive drill results and new evidence of mineralization at the extents of this large property last summer and which is slated for follow up work in the Summer/Fall 2011 season; (ii) the Pickle Lake Gold project, a land package contiguous to three formerly productive historic gold mines which has been joint ventured to Newcastle Minerals Ltd.; and (iii) the New Alger project located in the Cadillac Break mining camp in Quebec which is a gold project joint ventured to Renforth Resources Inc.
For more information regarding Cadillac, please visit our website at www.cadillacventures.com, or call Norman Brewster, President and Chief Executive Officer, at 416 203-7722.